October 27 - October 29 Podcar City : San Jose  
October 27 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Opening Reception at The Tech Museum (Open to registered attendees)
October 27 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm Public Night Program at The Tech Museum Podcars: Making the Transition from Concept to Reality A panel presentation and discussion about...
October 28 08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration Breakfast in City Hall Rotunda. View Exhibits
October 28 09:00 am - 09:15 am Welcoming Remarks ... from Mayor Chuck Reed  
October 28 09:15 am - 09:45 am Setting the Context: Three Perspectives on Podcars Carl Guardino, Member of California Transportation Commission; CEO & Pres. of Silicon Valley...
October 28 09:45 am - 10:15 am Media Q&A
October 28 10:15 am - 11:30 am The First Generation: Lessons Learned, Moderated Panel & Discussion Moderator: Hans Larsen, City of San José, Acting Director Dept. of Transportation Council Chambers...
October 28 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking Break - Meet the Exhibitors in the Rotunda
October 28 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm LUNCH, San Jose State University Ballroom "San Jose: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future" Speaker: Steve Westly, Managing...
October 28 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Session A1 - The Next Generation: Podcar Projects in Development A number of communities around the globe, including the United States, are seriously evaluating the...
October 28 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Session B1 - Building a Large-Scale Podcar System: Control System Alternatives Numerous technical challenges must be overcome to build a city-wide PRT network. This session will...
October 28 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Session C1 - Podcars and Traditional Transit--Complement or Competition? A common obstacle to implementation of Podcar systems is the perception that Podcars will compete...
October 28 03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Break (Coffee/tea snacks in Rotunda)
October 28 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Session A2 - Integrating Innovative Design into Existing Communities How can you design an elevated transit system that blends into the urban environment. What’s the...
October 28 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Session B2 - Financing Podcar Systems: Public and Private Options What federal funding might be available to support the design and construction of podcar systems....
October 28 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Session C2 - Modeling Podcar Systems: Ridership and System Operations This session will consider how to effectively model mode split and system operation of Podcar...
October 28 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Break and view exhibits
October 28 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm DINNER @ San Jose State University Ballroom “Transportation and California’s Climate Change Policy” Introduction: Councilmember Sam...
October 29 08:00 am - 08:30 am Breakfast & View Exhibits
October 29 08:30 am - 10:15 am Sesion A3 - Podcars and Smart Growth In what circumstances can Podcar systems facilitate new land use and transportation opportunities,...
October 29 08:30 am - 10:15 am Session B3 - Podcars in Emerging Markets The world is changing fast. Many developing countries that lacked the funding to install fixed...
October 29 08:30 am - 10:15 am Session C3 - Procurement Issues and Opportunities A procurement workshop is being held at the PRT@LHR conference in London in September. It will...
October 29 10:15 am - 11:45 am Session A4 - Podcars, Renewable Energy & the Grid One of the attractions of Podcars is their potential to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions....
October 29 10:15 am - 11:45 am Session B4 - The Human-Technology Interface How might technology help passengers easily navigate an automated transit system? How will...
October 29 10:15 am - 11:45 am Session C4 - Standards and Standardization, US and abroad Application of regulatory and safety requirements to PRT systems is critical to any authority...
October 29 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Concluding Questions and Comments